Registration is open for the 2021 family bushcraft week at the SOTF campus in Vermont.
Looking for something a little different for your family vacation? School Of The Forest is excited to bring back this old favorite from the Jack Mountain folk school. This new iteration will take place at the SOTF campus in Southern VT
A low-key variation of the Jack Mountain “Woodsman” course designed as a fun family camping and learning experience. We’ll spend the week learning the skills of bushcraft and survival. Students will get an introduction to knife use, axe work, and fire lighting techniques, and all the ins and outs of living outdoors, as well as learning about the local ecology in the form of edible wild plants, tracks and sign, reading the weather, and the stars and night sky. In addition to the time spent learning, we’ll also make time for swimming, cooking over the fire and enjoying the pleasures of a simple, outdoor life.
This program has always been a hit with families of all sizes and ages and was created to provide an alternative summer vacation option and give families the chance to learn skills together. I’ve always had a good time running it at the Jack Mountain field school in northern Maine, and I’m excited to bring this opportunity to people who can’t travel quite so far. It’ll be a fun time, and a lot of learning will happen for the whole family.
You can find out more about the course at this link, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.